Recent Ethernet Standards

In most networks today, you would not use 10BASE2 or 10BASE5—in fact, you probably might not have many 10BASE-T hubs still in your network. More recently created alternatives, such as Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet, provide faster Ethernet options at reasonable costs. Both have gained widespread acceptance in networks today, with Fast Ethernet most likely being used on the desktop and Gigabit Ethernet being used between networking devices or on servers. Additionally, 10 Gb provides yet another improvement in speed and performance and is covered briefly in Chapter 11.

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